Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
9:04 AM 2nd April 2021

York Theatre Royal To Receive £324,289 From Cultural Recovery Fund

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including York Theatre Royal in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

Over £800 million in grants and loans has already been awarded to support almost 3,800 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and other cultural organisations dealing with the immediate challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

The second round of awards made today will help organisations to look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery. After months of closures and cancellations to contain the virus and save lives, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand for organisations transitioning back to normal in the months ahead. 

Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said:

"Our record breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced."

Tom Bird, Chief Executive of York Theatre Royal, said:

"We are delighted that our application for funds was successful. This award ensures that York Theatre Royal can look ahead to the future with confidence and a renewed sense of purpose. We can’t wait to welcome our audiences back to the theatre in May with 'The Love Season', an exciting and varied programme of work that celebrates what we’ve all been missing this past year; human connection, the live experience, and a sense of togetherness."